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How can I improve my diet?

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2007/06/11 19:52:09 (permalink)

How can I improve my diet?

My first post on the forum, so hello to you all.

I'm looking for some advice on my diet.

Im 20 years old, 5"10, 158lbs and trying to bulk.

Breakfast

65g Porridge
20ml Syrup
250ml Semi-skimmed milk
200ml Fresh orange juice

9AM

2 slices of wholemeal bread
10g spread
Cooked meat

Lunch

200g Pasta
1 Tin tuna
Stir in sauce

3PM

4 slices of wholemeal bread
20g spread
Cooked meat

Dinner

2 Chicken Breats
100g Rice
Caserole sauce
80g Broccoli

= 3680 calories, 463g carbs, 239g protein, 96g fat (22.5 saturates)

I am also taking A-Z vitamin tablets and Omega capsules.

I don't get much time during the day to prepare food and eat it, except at normal meal times, so I usually eat sandwiches when I can.

I want to know if I should try to make my diet healthier in general, more veg, less bread, fats? Anything important missing?

I'm not taking any supplements at the moment because my training has been affected by lifestyle changes, but now I'm back into a routine so I shouldn't have any probelms. Usually train 4 times a week. I might look into using a weight gain to up my calories, as I struggle to gain weight no matter what i eat.

Any advice?

Cheers!
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    ToxicToffee
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    RE: How can I improve my diet? 2007/06/11 19:53:52 (permalink)
    welcome

    put protein in each meal and make it 30-40g per meal not 50+ in one and none in another
    use essential fats
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    RE: How can I improve my diet? 2007/06/12 23:39:03 (permalink)
    Welcome to MT

    Severely lacks in protein, like TT says.

    Also more fruit and veg, and just generally more food.
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    RE: How can I improve my diet? 2007/06/13 00:28:29 (permalink)
    Lunch is very carb heavy.

    Reduce this and add another meal if need be.
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    RE: How can I improve my diet? 2007/06/13 13:56:28 (permalink)
    Ok, thanks for your help. I might try adding some whey into my diet, although i thought 240g of protein a day would be plenty for my body weight!
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    RE: How can I improve my diet? 2007/06/13 13:59:13 (permalink)
    you have no real protein until lunch when you have a tin of tuna

    actually you dont have hardly any good protein sources

    get some eggs in at breakfast and swap that cooked meat for chicken breast or steak

    have a tun of cottage cheese and some natty peanut butter before bed
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    RE: How can I improve my diet? 2007/06/13 14:14:55 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: AndyPim

    Ok, thanks for your help. I might try adding some whey into my diet, although i thought 240g of protein a day would be plenty for my body weight!


    No need to add more whey.

    Just reduce the carbs in that meal i pointed out, add another meal with those carbs in and reduce protein at another meal and add that protein to the new meal.
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    RE: How can I improve my diet? 2007/06/14 20:42:16 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: AndyPim

    Ok, thanks for your help. I might try adding some whey into my diet, although i thought 240g of protein a day would be plenty for my body weight!

    There's not 240g protein in there - unless you're having huge chicken breasts and meat
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    RE: How can I improve my diet? 2007/06/14 21:52:00 (permalink)
    I added the protein values up for every food on the list, pasta, rice etc, but no there isn't 240g from the main protein sources. (tuna, chicken)

    Gonna change my diet to include a couple of eggs in the morning, swapping the cooked meat in my sarnies for sliced chicken breast, splitting my lunch into 2 meals a couple of hours apart, and eating some cottage cheese before bed.
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    RE: How can I improve my diet? 2007/06/15 14:56:07 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: AndyPim

    I added the protein values up for every food on the list, pasta, rice etc, but no there isn't 240g from the main protein sources. (tuna, chicken)

    Gonna change my diet to include a couple of eggs in the morning, swapping the cooked meat in my sarnies for sliced chicken breast, splitting my lunch into 2 meals a couple of hours apart, and eating some cottage cheese before bed.

    Well you did right with your adding up. The only way this could have been 240g though is if the 'cooked meat' is a very large portion
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